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The association between cadmium exposure and chronic airflow limitation and emphysema
Jumat, 16 Ags 2019 08:50:00

K. TorénA.-C. OlinÅ. JohnssonJenny VikgrenN. ForsgardG. BergströmG. SallstenL. Barregard

European Respiratory Journal 2019; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00960-2019

The association between cadmium exposure and chronic airflow limitation and emphysema: The Swedish CArdioPulmonary BioImage Study (SCAPIS Pilot)

Extract

Cadmium is a metal that is widely spread in the environment and human populations are exposed to it through food, mainly grains and vegetables. The tobacco plants accumulate cadmium, and tobacco smokers accumulate the cadmium in tobacco smoke, which is absorbed in the lungs [1]. Occupational exposure to cadmium has been linked to the development of emphysema and impaired lung function [2, 3]. Increased levels of blood cadmium (B-Cd) or urinary cadmium are associated with lower lung function, and it has been suggested that cadmium, also in the low-dose interval, is a risk factor for impaired lung function [1, 4].

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Conflict of interest: Dr. Torén has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Olin has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Johnsson has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Vikgren reports reports personal fees from Boehringer Ingelheim outside the submitted work.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Forsgård has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Forsgård has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Sällsten has nothing to disclose.

Conflict of interest: Dr. Barregård has nothing to disclose.